The Eagle's Nest

In The Valley Of The Sixt; A Summer Home Among The Alps; Together With Some Excursions Among The Great Glaciers

WILLS, Alfred

WILLS, Alfred The Eagle's Nest In The Valley Of The Sixt; A Summer Home Among The Alps; Together With Some Excursions Among The Great Glaciers

Longman, 1860.

First edition. 8vo. Publisher's original gilt decorated blue cloth. Lithographic frontispiece and eleven further tinted lithographs, after drawings by the author's wife, to whom the book is posthumously dedicated with a tender eulogy. A very good copy, with a little rubbing to the edges and some tape marks to the endpapers.

Alfred Wills was the third president of The Alpine Club whose 1854 ascent of the Wetterhorn, and 1856 book on the ascent, heralded a golden age of alpinism in Britain.
This account is of his construction of "The Eagle's Nest", the chalet in Sixt, in the Haute-Savoie, designed by his wife. The book is illustrated after drawings she executed, and also includes detailed accounts of Alpine climbs and walking itineraries.

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£700.00

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